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Power of genetic data to identify disease risk

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. […]

New blood test that screens for eight common cancers

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and […]

Boosting immunity in fighting cancer and infections

An international research team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Christopher Rudd, director of research in immunology and cell […]

How many will access voluntary assisted dying?

“Not more than 100 people a year” will take advantage of Victoria’s assisted dying legislation, says Monash medical Professor Paul […]

Aspirin added to cancer drug improves effectiveness

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new […]

Wheat a kick in the guts for fighting diseases

A new type of wheat that has ten times the amount of the fibre which helps improve gut health and […]

Health Tracker outlines growing health divide

Ten million Australians in low socio-economic brackets are at high risk of dying early from chronic disease, an alarming snapshot […]

Fast tracking lung cancer diagnosis

A new initiative is successfully encouraging those at higher risk of lung cancer to act sooner when symptoms appear. The […]

Liver cancer could be halted by boosting immune system

International research involving the University of Adelaide has helped to better understand how a diseased liver promotes the development of […]

Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australian women to take part in the renewed national cervical cancer screening program which started […]